Toronto’s Culinary Talent Showcase

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A different dinner 4 nights a week

Tuesdays, Depanneur founder Len Senater cooks up something tasty for y’all
Wednesdays, Veg Out with Emily Zimmerman — Creative vegan comfort foods w/ fresh local & organic produce from Fresh City Farms — P.W.Y.C. after 7:30
Thursdays, Pop Up Showcase of T.O.’s best in the indie food scene, with a new feature chef each month
Fridays Invited guest chefs, amateur or professional, cook their favourite dish — it’s “open mic night” for culinary talent in Toronto

Drop-In Dinners are prepared by a rotating cast of chefs, and priced around $10-$14 (incl. tax). Dinners start at 6pm, and are served first-come, first served until we sell out, or until around 8:30. No reservations are needed or taken – just “drop in”. Seating is at one of the two big tables or at the window counters. Dinners can also be ordered to-go, and you’re welcome to bring your own containers if you like.

Every Drop-In Dinner offers a selection of hot & cold beverages, a homemade soup ($4), and a side salad ($3). Wherever possible, we provide vegetarian, vegan and/or gluten-free options. Check event listings for menu details.

The Dep is not licensed and events are not BYOB.

We’re always looking for enterprising foodies who’d like cook for a crowd and make a bit of extra cash. If you’d like to do a Drop-In Dinner at The Depanneur, click here to learn more.

Upcoming Drop-in Dinners

tortas-ahogadas

November 27 @ 6:00 pm

DROP-IN DINNER: Torta Tour of Mexico by Santo Pecado Mexican Catering

November Pop-UP Showcase: Paola Solorzano & Adriana Pelayo Rubio of Santo Pecado Mexican Catering Mexico might be famous for its tacos, but its tortas — generously filled sandwiches that come on soft buns (bolillos) — are an equally important and … Continue reading


bevyap

November 28 @ 6:00 pm

DROP-IN DINNER: Kari Ayam (Malaysian Chicken Curry) by Beverly Yap

In Korean, Kyopo means diaspora or a person who has been living in a country or setting which is not native to their ancestors. With this, comes cultural sharing and borrowing. Kyopo Kitchen’s dishes combine flavours from a wide variety … Continue reading


red cooked beef

December 4 @ 6:00 pm

DROP-IN DINNER: Chinese Comfort Food by LJ Chen

December Pop-Up Showcase: Lejen Chen As part of founding several food businesses and an organic farm around Beijing, Lejen Chen has traveled extensively across China researching heritage seeds, livestock and traditional Chinese foodways. As our feature chef for December, she … Continue reading


red cooked beef

December 11 @ 6:00 pm

DROP-IN DINNER: Chinese Comfort Food by LJ Chen

December Pop-Up Showcase: Lejen Chen As part of founding several food businesses and an organic farm around Beijing, Lejen Chen has traveled extensively across China researching heritage seeds, livestock and traditional Chinese foodways. As our feature chef for December, she … Continue reading


red cooked beef

December 18 @ 6:00 pm

DROP-IN DINNER: Chinese Comfort Food by LJ Chen

December Pop-Up Showcase: Lejen Chen As part of founding several food businesses and an organic farm around Beijing, Lejen Chen has traveled extensively across China researching heritage seeds, livestock and traditional Chinese foodways. As our feature chef for December, she … Continue reading